- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 4, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Attends a Rick Renzi for Congress breakfast and signs the Homeland Security Department Appropriations Act for fiscal 2007 (H.R. 5441) at the Camelback Inn, Scottsdale, Ariz. Attends a Bob Beauprez for Governor reception at the Inverness Hotel and Conference Center, Englewood, Colo. Returns to Washington.

VICE PRESIDENT

Speaks at a rally for U.S. troops at Fort Hood, Texas. Delivers remarks at a luncheon for congressional candidate Shelley Sekula-Gibbs at the Hyatt Regency Houston.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases figures on manufacturing shipments, inventories and orders for August. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Veterans Affairs Department holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Prosthetics and Special Disabilities Programs to receive a briefing by the chief research and development officer. Location: VA Central Office, 810 Vermont Ave. NW, room 230. Contact: 202/273-8485.

SUPREME COURT

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m., one hour per case

Docket number 05-608, Medimmune v. Genentech

Docket number 05-669, BP America Production Co. v. Watson

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Not in session. The Senate next meets Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session. The House next meets Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. in a pro forma session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. Resources forests and forest health subcommittee holds a field hearing on “Wildfires and Their Aftermath: Protecting Communities, Watersheds and Wildlife.” Location: Agri-Plex, 175 Rodeo Trail Drive, Okanogan, Wash. Contact: 202/225-2761.

10 a.m. Resources national parks subcommittee holds a hearing on “The Bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and the Potential Extension of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail.” Witnesses include Paul Kraft, president of the Clarksville, Ind., town council; and Dan Bortner, director of state parks and reservoirs, Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Location: 2000 Broadway, Clarksville, Ind. Contact: 202/225-2761.

1 p.m. —Government Reform Committee holds a hearing on “Ova-Pollution in the Potomac: Egg-Bearing Male Bass and Implications for Human and Ecological Health.” Witnesses include Assistant Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Benjamin Grumbles, Office of Water; and Mark Myers, director of the U.S. Geological Survey. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

GENERAL AGENDA

Muslim conference — all day The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) holds a conference, “Looking Ahead at the Muslim World After 9/11.” Events begin at 9:30 a.m.

Highlights — 10 a.m. — “Countering Extremism and Terrorism”

11 a.m. — “Reforming the Muslim World”

Location: USIP, 1200 17th St. NW, second floor conference room. Contact: 202/429-3828.

Hispanics and AIDS — 9:30 a.m. — Congressional and Hispanic leaders hold a press briefing on the implications of the Ryan White Act reauthorization on the Hispanic community. A panel discussion on the current state of AIDS among Hispanics will follow the press conference. HIV/AIDS testing conducted by D.C. Department of Health will be offered concurrently in an adjacent room. Participants include Rep. Hilda L. Solis, California Democrat; Lillian Rodriguez-Lopez, president of the Hispanic Federation; and Dennis DeLeon, president of the Latino Commission on AIDS. Location: 121 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 973/699-1230.

Hispanic month — 11 a.m. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales and U.S. Treasurer Anna Cabral will participate in a Justice Department Hispanic Heritage Month commemorative event. Location: Justice Department, 950 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/514-2007.

Journalism book — noon The Library of Congress holds a book discussion with Joseph Campbell, author of “The Year That Defined American Journalism: 1897 and the Clash of Paradigms.” Location: LOC, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 202/707-7302.

Gandhi’s thought — noon — The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs holds a discussion, “What Would Gandhi Say: Gandhian Thought and Practice in Development.” Participants include M.P. Mathai, professor and director of the School of Gandhian Thought and Development Studies at Mahatma Gandhi University. Location: GWU Elliott School, 1957 E St. NW. Contact: 202/994-6240.

Mideast discussion — 12:15 p.m. — The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP) holds a discussion, “After a Bloody Summer: What’s New in the Middle East?” Participants include Volker Perthes of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs and Marina Ottaway, director of Carnegie’s Middle East Program. Location: CEIP, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/483-7600.

Mongol history — 3:30 p.m. — The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (WWC) holds a discussion on the legacy of Genghis Khan and Mongolia’s Great Empire. Participants include Ravdan Bold, Mongolia’s ambassador to the United States; Munkh-Ochir Khirghis of the Mongolian Institute of Strategic Studies; and Alicia Campi, Genghis Khan scholar. Location: WWC, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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